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Clown Graduation
Clown Graduation

High school and graduation for a clown is full of pranks, jokes and good old fashioned humor. Along the left side of the piece are all of the different things a clown has participated in during their time in high school. An embedded silhouette of a graduate breaks the page and visually stops the pranks until you see the options that are left to them after they graduate.

Clown Marriage
Clown Marriage

One joke about getting married is that the wife can ask her husband to do any task and he will agree. This piece is a tribute to that idea. Inside each of the letters of the word "yes" are random requests that she could ask. Underneath that is the word "dear" with kiss prints all over it. They symbolize the "payment" for all of the requests.

Clown Birth
Clown Birth

Making a baby can be perceived in many different directions for a clown. The symbols for male and female are embedded into the paper positioned in a way that resembles the action of having sex. Inside the head, or egg, of the woman are variations of the term "having sex." Directly below the female are nine ellipses mirroring the nine months of pregnancy. And the result is a baby.

Clown Death
Clown Death

Even though death is a solemn occasion, the clown can always find the humor in it. The giant number 6 is embedded in the paper with the word "under" stenciled next to it. All over the paper in different places are groups of six feet stamped on the page. From a distance they resemble fallen leaves but when you look closer the feet are clearly visible which completes the visual pun. On the side of the 6 are different ways to describe dying, in a humorous way.

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Serious events viewed with the humourous eye of the clown personality can appeal to more people than just the clown. One goal of clowns is that they want to share what they think is funny. In this series, there are several elements that run through each piece; bold vibrant color, embedded pieces, and supporting text. The color of each piece not only mimics the personality of a clown but it also supports the message. The embedded elements as well as their scale draw the focus to the appropriate part of the piece that supports the joke and mirrors the boldness that clowns radiate. Supporting text on each of the pieces reinforces the overall message. Viewers that possess this personality can relate to the strong simplicity of the layouts.